Whether you're a first-time hot tub buyer or just wanting to switch styles, make sure you know in advance how to care for it. Read our guide on how to maintain a hot tub for more information, so you'll know what you are getting into ahead of time.
Your spa is designed to give you many years of enjoyment. Care and regular maintenance of your spa are important to keep it beautiful and operating properly. Your spa dealer can supply you with chemicals, detergents and the necessary tools and products to maintain you spa.
JACUZZI SURFACE CARE
Do not use abrasive solvents or cleaners to clean your spa as they dull the surface sheen. Do not use soaps or sudsy type detergents to clean your spa. Consult your dealer for the proper cleaners and detergents.
Your spa may have 1 or 2 filter elements. To remove the filters, open the weir gate to the outside, slide the basket out with the horizontal flats in the vertical plane. When filters are removed from the spa make sure that no object fall into the filter cavity. They can cause obstruction to water movement. Every 2 months, more often with heavy use, filter must be cleaned to get rid of objects and particles that are lodged in the filter pleats. Using a garden hose with a pressurized nozzle push water from the inside to the outside of the filter pleats forcing all trapped particles out. If the filter is far too dirty to be cleaned as described above, obtain from your dealer filter cleaner material.
Soak the filter overnight, then hose it down. Filters will last many years if properly maintained.
DRAINING YOUR JACUZZI
Every 3 or 4 months or depending upon water condition, you need to renew spa water. To drain your spa, power must be disconnected at the circuit breaker. Within the equipment access compartment locate the drain faucet. Attach a garden hose to the faucet and then open it. Water will start draining. You may use it to water garden. The drain faucet will not remove all the water in the spa. You may have to remove a small amount of water by hand, using a towel or a plastic container so as not to scratch spa surfaces. Once the spa is drained and dry, you may want to carry out other maintenance chores, such as surface cleaning and waxing. To refill your spa with water please refer to and follow the instructions describe in the SPA STARTUP DIRECTIONS section.
What chemicals do I need to use and how often?
A test kit as well as the necessary chemicals are available at the Depot. You need:
1. Test strips or a color kit
2. Spa Up and Spa Down to adjust the PH of the water if necessary
3. Chlorine (dichlor) or Bromine tablets to disinfect the water weekly or as needed
4. Anti foam to reduce foaming if necessary
5. Demineralizer such as MetalGone to remove
6. minerals from the water
7. Brightner to eliminate cloudy water